Wirral Police news round-up for week-ending 21 August 2021

This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.

Motorcyclist dies following collision at Eastham


A 27-year-old man has sadly died following a collision at Eastham on Friday 13 August.

At around 8.20pm, police and the ambulance service were called to Ferry Road, to reports that a motorcycle had collided with a wall.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers at this time.

Sergeant Ged Ferguson, said, “An investigation is ongoing after a man sadly died following a collision in Eastham last night and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any CCTV or dashcam footage which may assist our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email rpiu@merseyside.police.uk  or contact @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 0979 of 13 August.

Dispersal Zone introduced at New Brighton

Police introduced a Dispersal Zone in New Brighton on Saturday, 14 August, following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.

The order ran from 8pm on Saturday 14, until midnight on Monday 16 August and officers were in the area to provide a visible presence and deal with any incidents.

The Dispersal Zone covered the area bounded in the map and included: Portland Street, Warren Drive, Ennerdale Road, Mount Road, Mount Pleasant Road, Magazine Lane, Magazines Promenade, Tower Promenade, Marine Promenade, Perch Rock, Kings parade.

Man assaulted at Tower Grounds, New Brighton


Detectives are appealing for information following the assault of a man in New Brighton in the early hours of Saturday morning, 14 August.

At some time between 4.30am and 6am, a man in his 20s was assaulted by two males at Tower Grounds. He attended hospital for treatment of slash wounds to his head from an unknown weapon and has since been discharged. 

CCTV, witness and other enquiries are ongoing.

The first suspect is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, 18-19 years old, of slim build, wearing a black North Face jacket with the hood covering his face, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers with a lime green Nike tick. 

The second suspect is described as white, taller than the first suspect, 18-19 years old, of slim build, wearing a black North Face jacket with the hood covering his face, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers with a white sole. 

Detective Sergeant Kerri Ward said, “We are keeping an open mind as to the motive of this violent attack. Details are sketchy at the moment as to exactly what time it happened, so if you have any information, please let us know.”

Police appeal following Bidston Moss collision

At around 2.20pm on Monday 16 August, Merseyside Police received a report of a road traffic collision at Bidston Moss Retail Park. 

It was reported that a pedestrian was hit by a car, a silver Mercedes, which also collided with the car in front, a blue Volkswagen. Emergency services attended and the pedestrian, a woman in her 20s, was taken to hospital for life-changing injuries. 

The pedestrian was reported to be carrying her infant child at the time of the incident. The child did not suffer any injuries.  

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NW Motorway Police lane hogging warning

NW Motorway Police has warned drivers about lane-hogging on motorways.

In a number of posts on social media, they showed images of cars hogging lane 2 (the centre lane) and cars that had been stopped after failing to move into the correct lane.

The rule for lane discipline on motorways is simple: “You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road is clear. If you are overtaking a number of slower-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.”

New Rural Crime Campaign

Wildlife can’t keep itself same from crime. That’s where you can help.

The new Rural Crime campaign from Crimestoppers is here to show you how we can all play a part in keeping the countryside and its creatures protected.

Visit: https://crowd.in/yrZD6B

More than £3.3m of new funding secured by new Police Commissioner in first 100 days in office

New Police Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell. Pictures Jason Roberts

More than £3.3m of extra funding has been secured by Emily Spurrell in her first 100 days in office as Merseyside’s newly-elected Police Commissioner.

Emily will mark the milestone today, Saturday 21 August, after taking the Oath of Office on the first day of her term on May 13.

It’s been an exceptionally busy time for the Police Commissioner who has completed a whirlwind tour of the region, with more than 125 external meetings getting to know Merseyside Police and visiting every local policing area, as well as a host of partners including MPs, Councillors, community safety and criminal justice partners and third sector organisations.

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‘Harry Potter puppies’ rescued from cupboard under stairs go on to ‘magical’ lives

A man has been disqualified from keeping animals after RSPCA officers found seven large dogs being kept in filthy, cramped conditions and four puppies were discovered shut in a ‘cold, dark’ cupboard under the stairs.

James Joseph Haydon of Mount Park, Higher Bebington, appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 12 August for sentencing having previously pleaded guilty (14 January) to two offences under the Animal Welfare Act.

RSPCA officers had been called to an address in Higher Bebington in December 2019 and January 2020 after concerns were raised by members of the public about skinny dogs. Officers were concerned about their weight and the conditions they were living in so left an improvement notice. 

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